There’s nothing like growing your own food! A Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed is easy to build and will give you years of use! Need a tomato? Go pick one! Our new cinderblock garden built and planted a week ago. Years ago I experimented with cinder blocks as borders for raised beds. I’ve used cinder blocks for my organic garden for over 50 years. Absolutely no problems.
I was thinking of doing a cinder block raised bed vegetable garden this year. While researching it I came across this article. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere else, the most common concern with cinder block beds seems to be the soil becoming more alkaline after a while. My husband just finished building me a large cinder block raised bed. I’m sure hoping there is nothing wrong with growing food near concrete. Cinder blocks to build raised beds and also to plant directly inside the cells of this block are being promoted on Youtube videos and gardening sites.
And, raised beds are so easily built with concrete blocks which are thought of as the most inert and safest product on the market for gardening. Author’s note: I recently had a conversation with fellow Master Gardener, Emily Shirley and after giving her the above information about concrete blocks, her question to me was Bottom line would you use concrete cinder blocks to build raised beds that you would be growing food to eat? Raised bed gardening doesn’t have to be expensive! I live in oklahoma and i lo ve the thought of cinder blocks. i have always wanted a garden. most places wont allow unless they are attractive and well kept. Has anyone heard of a toxic effect of concrete on vegetables? Some people consider concrete blocks for gardens to be dangerous due to efflorescence.
Cinder Block Raised Beds
Getting ready to start a box garden. I was going to use cinder blocks but came across this article that said they were toxic? Are they. See how to build a beautiful garden wall with cinder blocks. Landscape Designer Justin Kasulka shows how even if you are space constrained, you can create a garden. I plan on building and planting a cinder block vegetable garden. I want it completed by the end of the month. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.